TITLE

Safe Scans: Four Steps to Reduce Radiation

AUTHOR(S)
AIELLO, MARIANNE
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Feb2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the need to limit radiation exposure when using imaging systems. Dr. John Weaver of Dartmouth Medical School points out that educational elements are important in reducing radiation and people doing scans must be well-trained. There are technologies that can be used to minimize radiation like the automatic tube-current modulation. Collecting data about the amount of radiation patients absorb is also performed to make well-informed care decisions.
ACCESSION #
57764612

 

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